Prevent Blindness Honors Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, With Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has selected Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as the honoree of the 13th annual 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

‘Uncle Frank’ Fontana, OD, Selected for WWII St. Louis Honor Flight

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON D.C.—Legendary optometrist, Frank Fontana, OD, known with great fondness as “Uncle Frank” to hundreds of ODs, colleagues and friends in the vision care field, was selected to take part in the World War II “Honor Flight” roundtrip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. on May 24.

Essilor Lands No. 5 Spot in Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings

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Monday, June 13, 2016 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor announced today that it was ranked No. 5 in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.

ABB Optical Group Founder and CEO Angel Alvarez Named Florida 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year

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Monday, June 13, 2016 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group CEO and founder, Angel Alvarez received the Florida EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the distribution and manufacturing category.

American Optometric Foundation Announces 2016 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:21 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) announced the 2016 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care program recipients.

NECO Optometry Student Receives Envision-Atwell Award

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:18 AM SEATTLE—Michael Epp, manager of professional education at Envision, presented the 2016 Envision-Atwell Award for research in low vision to Micaela Gobielle, a second-year student at the New England College of Optometry.

Time Is Running Out—Nominate an Influential Woman in Optical Now

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Prevent Blindness Names Honoree for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

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Monday, June 6, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. Bruce Moore, OD, Marcus Professor of Pediatric Studies, New England College of Optometry will be honored during the 5th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2016.

Nominate An Influential Woman in Optical Today

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Honorees Added For Aug. 2 Accessories Council ACE Awards

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Ray-Ban will be honored as Brand of the Year while actress Julianna Margulies and Daniel Lawson, “The Good Wife” costume designer will receive the Style Influencer Award as part of the ACE Awards.

Walmart Awards Bausch + Lomb Supplier of the Year

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, announced that Walmart has presented the company with the 2015 U.S. Supplier of the Year Award in Consumables and Health & Wellness.

ABB Optical Group’s Angel Alvarez Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalist in Florida

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, announced that Angel Alvarez, founder and CEO of ABB Optical Group, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in Florida.

Nominations Open for VM’s 2016 Most Influential Women in Optical

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Friday, May 20, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July 18 issue, marking the 14th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

Frank 'Uncle Frank' Fontana, OD, Selected for St. Louis WWII 'Honor Flight'

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:00 AM NEW YORK—Legendary optometrist, Frank Fontana, OD, known with great fondness as “Uncle Frankie” to hundreds of ODs, colleagues and friends in the vision care field, has been selected to take part in the WWII “Honor Flight” roundtrip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. on May 24.

Pauline Kang Named 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellow

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) will present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Pauline Kang, PhD. Dr. Kang—an optometry graduate student and faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
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